Home Counties announce their debut album, Exactly As It Seems

Home Counties announce their debut album, Exactly As It Seems

Following the band’s two acclaimed EPs, Redevelopment, and In A Center English City, the brand new album arrives on the heels of two sold-out “secret” London reveals and the album’s vibrant first style, “Bethnal Inexperienced”.

Produced and recorded by the band’s guitarist Conor Kearney and blended by Andy Savours (Black Nation New Highway, Rina Sawayama, Sorry), talking extra on “Wild Guess”, the band’s Will Harrison mentioned: “Wild Guess is the oldest track however newest addition to the brand new album. It voices quite a lot of issues: day-to-day monetary worries, worry of social isolation in previous age, even a looming way forward for ecological collapse. It was written as a part of an experimental facet undertaking which noticed by no means the sunshine of day – and in its authentic kind was like a deranged model of the Wii Sports activities loading display, internet hosting a detuned Ed Miliband speech in substitute of the vocals.”

“We revisited the track many instances through the years nevertheless it by no means felt fairly Home Counties. During the last 12 months nevertheless, as our sound was shifting we gave it one final go. It was an train in restraint, holding ourselves again to permit the track to breath. That mentioned, we couldn’t resist retaining a few of the authentic chaos of the unique demo, sticking in a drum and bass impressed drop on the finish. In that manner, the track units the brand new parameters of the place Home Counties is in the meanwhile…”

With final 12 months’s In A Center English City EP propelling their reside set into full-on hedonistic celebration territory, the addition of latest vocalist Lois Kelly in late 2022 accomplished their transformation, with the band totally embracing the ability of a superb time. “We simply love songs which are dance-y and we wish our gigs to be enjoyable. On our final tour we had been lastly at a stage the place we had sufficient new materials, on prime of the final EP, the place each track principally felt like a dance track: that’s the music we prefer to hearken to and the reveals we need to go to. I don’t actually think about us a guitar outfit anymore. We need to be a extra melodic band, with pop tunes and catchy songs,” mentioned Will.

The band have additionally introduced UK headline tour in Might 2024 with dates at London’s Oslo, in addition to reveals in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, and Leeds. Tickets can be found now with each album pre-order, and basic sale begins on Friday at 10am.


  1. Uptight
  2. Bethnal Inexperienced
  3. Funk U Up
  4. Dividing Traces
  5. Push Comes To Shove
  6. Wild Guess
  7. You Break It, You Purchased It
  8. Cradle Coffin
  9. Exactly As It Seems
  10. Posthumous Spreadsheets

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